Agnes Scott Announces the 2018 Hubert Scholars

Established by the Hubert Charitable Trust, the Hubert Scholars program is designed to encourage careers in public service and provide funding for summer internships of 200+ hours serving the needs of others.

Students supplement their internships by working with a faculty member to receive academic credit. After an extensive application and interview process, the 2018 Hubert Scholars have been awarded to the following students:


Hannah Brendell HS


Hannah Brendell ’21 will live and serve in Windhoek, Namibia at Emmanuel Church. There she will devote time to tutoring and teaching preschool children to read. Hannah will assist in planning and developing lessons for 20 preschools. She will also lead weekly mission activities, volunteer in 16 soup kitchens and participate in university, secondary and primary school ministries.


Nicemonde Charles


Nicemode Charles ’21 will volunteer in Kinondoni, Tanzania, working with United Planet Tanzania at Emferd. Nicemode will assist the organization by helping the parents of children with disabilities, especially women, develop entrepreneurial skills through training and workshops. She will conduct home visits to spread awareness about the cause as well as write proposals, fundraise and support medical staff.

Sharon Gurung


Sharon Gurung ’21 will serve in Karnali, Nepal, with Actionworks. Sharon will work on the ongoing “Elimination of Chhaupadi” project that seeks to end the practice of forced isolation of women during menstruation. Through field visits to several districts known to practice Chhaupadi, Sharon will observe and meet key members of the community. She will analyze the practice and its effect on women and adolescent girls’ health, education, psychosocial beliefs, mobility and leadership. She will compare these communities to other parts of Nepal and recommend potential actions to the community and local government to inhibit Chhaupadi.



Mearesea Homer


MeaResea Homer ’19 will serve at the East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club in Lithonia, Georgia. She will volunteer as a tech assistant and teach youths to code and how to apply coding to the real world. She will also develop and lead team-building exercises for the teens as well as assist with programming offered by the Boys & Girls Club.


Princesse Karemera



Princesse Karemera ’21 will be living and serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo through Bridge2Rwanda. After undergoing a month of training, she will run an educational program at a local high school and teach English lessons to improve the students ability and confidence in the subject. She will work to inform students about scholarship opportunities and train them in the concepts of leadership and entrepreneurship.


Gwen Kirschke



Gwen Kirschke ’21 will be working with Build It Up East Tennessee in its gardening program. Build It Up teaches local families how to cook and preserve healthy food. Gwen will assist with gardening workshops, oversee the maintenance of a community garden and create a pollinator garden for children and teens in the community. She will also educate youth on how to construct pollinator gardens and coordinate volunteers from Build It Up families to maintain garden spaces.


Tisiya Mahoro



Tisiya Mahoro ’19 will live and volunteer in Uganda with CIYOTA, a nonprofit organization that supports young entrepreneurs from refugee settlements around Uganda. Tisiya will be a business strategy mentor, helping young entrepreneurs work through the process of building their sustainable projects.


Alice Mawi



Alice Mawi ’20 will be living and serving in Thailand and Myanmar with Earth Mission Asia. She will be a teacher’s aide and tutor for students learning English. In this position, she will plan tutoring sessions, help students complete writing projects, as well as aid Earth Mission Asia staff and teachers in developing basic computer skills.


Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.